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Dec 8, 2013 8:45am EST
. the stagecoaches would hire lobbyists to pass a law to say that railroads could not go faster than a horse. [laughter] because it's an unfair competitive advantage. [laughter] you may think i'm exaggerating. in the 1920s the newspapers got congress to pass a law that made it illegal to have radio news. [laughter] broke down in the 1930s, but there was a brief period when you could not legally have radio news. because, you know, people protect their own self-interest is. very few people go out voluntarily, give up their interest for the greater good. and that's why you have this constant tension between pioneers of the to future and the prison guards of the past. now, one of the areas that's going to become the most fascinating is online learning. this is being streamed on youtube, for example, tonight. well, one of my favorite examples is right here in california. there's a -- and, again, when you talk about pioneers of the to future, just as henry ford was amazing and edison was amazing, the wright brothers were amazing, there are people wandering around today who are amazing. sebastian t
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